Postal Museum set to open

London’s long-awaited new heritage attraction, The Postal Museum, opens to the public on Friday 28 July – and we hope postcards will play an important part in its story.

Its galleries will take guests “on a journey through five centuries of world-class curiosities.”

Once visitors have taken in the museum, their ticket gives them access to a subterranean world that until now remained hidden from public view.

Visitors will descend into the old engineering depot of Mail Rail and board a miniature train designed to transport them through its narrow tunnels.

The interactive train ride will pass through and stop at the original Mount Pleasant station platforms, where an audio visual display will take riders back in time, giving an insight into the heyday of the railway.

Mail Rail will also have a dedicated and interactive children’s play zone: Sorted!

There’s more on this story, and an image, in the news section of the August issue of Picture Postcard Monthly, which is on sale five days before the postal museum opens its doors for the first time.